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    • Advanced Combat Tracker

      Most of our members use Advanced Combat Tracker, or commonly called ACT. ACT is a real time log parser program. It has the capabilities to import entire log files or use its history database to search and import specific encounters.

      Where do I download ACT?

      You can download ACT here from their website.

      Ok, it's installed. What do I do next?

      The set up wizard which opens after you have installed and ran the program for the first time is fairly straight forward.

      The only tricky part of setting it is is turning your log file on in EQ2. In order to turn it on, bring up the EQ2 menu > Options > User Interface > Chat Window > Log Chat.

      Whenever I'm in a group, I see people posting these numbers and names. What is all that?

      ACT allows users to create custom parses based on the nformation that they want to display to others.

      How do I get a macro to show my parse in game?

      1. Open ACT.
      2. Click on Options.
      3. Click on Output Display > Text Export Settings.

        Where clipboard formatting is located, find the button called "Add Preset" and a new window should pop up.
      4. This new window contains the look and feel of what you want your parse is going to diplay. It also includes the ability to modify it, should it not be in the format that you want.
      5. Once you are finished making your parse look the way you want it to, click on the button called "Add Text Format Preset", and your window should close.
      6. Now you should be looking at the "Text Export" Settings window. You will check the box that says "Export to EQ2 Macro File after combat".
      7. Choose your recently created parse in the dropdown in the formatting drop down.
      8. Now that it is selected, you can choose which channel you want your parse to send to.

        Note: Do not add the "/" in the text box; ACT will automatically add it for you.
      9. Next, you'll want to change the number of lines that will attempt to export. The default is 16, which is nice an convienct for a x3 raid . However when we have a full x4, then we have 24 raiders in the raid and so it might be a good thing to increase the number of lines to export to 30. Just to be on the safe side to make sure you got everyone.
      10. Name the text file that ACT will save your formatting to. After that, click on the Add button. You should see your window above should have the file name now.
      11. Now for the part that hapens in game: Create a new macro >Add command > Add "/do_file_commands .txt".
      12. Now for the fun part! Go kill something, and once you have killed something, wait about 5 seconds foryour parse to finish and then test your new macro. If it's done properly, then your parse should show in the channel that you specified.